- Longtime nemesis of baseball fans and hair stylist everywhere, Clay Buchholz is leaving the division as the Boston Red Sox traded him to the Philadelphia Phillies
- Unfortunately, this meant more bad news for Richie Shaffer as his Phillies career was shorter than the Rays days in the world series as the former top prospect was once again designated for assignement
- Jake Peavy and the San Diego Padres may be on the way to having a grand reunion
- Despite having already made a surprising addition by signing Ian Desmond, the Colorado Rockies are keeping tabs on Mark Trumbo and Edwin Encarnacion
- Several seemingly insignifcant things that completely altered baseball history
- The Rays announced their minor league coaching staffs with Steve Henderson officially returning
- We already have over 80 submissions to the Draysbay Hall of Fame voting and currently only have one player who’d make the cut, so several candidates need your help!
Rays have been looking into free agent relievers as well as hitters— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 19, 2016
December 21st in Rays History
One current Rays player and a former one have birthdays today; Eddie Gamboa (1984) and Dicky Gonzalez (1978)
2009 - To complete a deal with the Indians, the Rays sent Mitch Talbot to Cleveland as the Player to be Named Later in a trade that landed Kelly Shoppach for Tampa Bay
The correct answer to Monday’s question was Rob Bell, answered correctly by no one.
Wrong answers included; Joe Kennedy, Ryan Rupe, and Matt White
Name the player based on an excerpt on him from Baseball America
Little known as a supplemental first-round pick the year before, he blossomed into one of the most dangerous hitters in the league. An excellent athlete with a potent stick, [Prospect] hits the ball hard and has as much raw power as anyone in the organization. He also has above-average speed that enabled him to steal 25 bases. league managers tabbed him as the league's best prospect, best hitter, best power hitter and most exciting player. [Prospect] might not blossom, though, until he finds a comfortable defensive position. He struggled at shortstop in the season's first half, making numerous careless mistakes, before showing better concentration during the last two months. [Prospect] tends to ride the emotional roller coaster and can be hard on himself when he fails
Hint: He was ranked in his organization’s top ten three times in the early 2000’s, and also 47th overall in baseball one year